Frank John Schmidt Sr

10 September 1934–17 January 2010 (Age 75)
South Lyon, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frank John

When Frank John Schmidt Sr was born on 10 September 1934, his father, Walter Schmidt, was 20 and his mother, Ester Cecil Slagel, was 19. He lived in Kent, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 17 January 2010, in South Lyon, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Walter Schmidt
Ester Cecil Slagel
Frank John Schmidt Sr
Frederick Schmidt

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Schmidt


    Ester Cecil Slagel




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 1

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 20

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Schmidt in household of Walter Schmidt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Or Buck Schmidt in entry for John C Newman, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Frank Schmidt in entry for Mrs Esther Cecil Holden, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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